ESS-5954C5: 2011 T652 Medieval annular brooch

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Unique ID: ESS-5954C5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Treasure Case: 2011 T652 Tendring District, Essex: Medieval Annular Brooch

Date of Discovery: 3rd October 2011

Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector

Date: Medieval 13th-14th Century

Description: Silver annular brooch, complete with pin. The frame is circular in plan and also in cross section and is plain with no decoration. The pin, also silver, is a slightly flatten circular in cross section and is looped around the frame. There is no pin constriction and the pin moves freely around the frame.

Diameter: 19.6mm, thickness: 1.52mm, weight: 1.03grams

Discussion: For similar examples see TAR 2007, p.124 & 366, no.249, PAS record NMGW-9C2734, Treasure Wales 07.09 and TAR 2006, p.106 &345, no.324, Treasure Number 2006 T94.

The object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Report by: Samantha Matthews
Essex and Cambridgeshire Portable Antiquities Scheme Intern
Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service
13th December 2011

Class: Annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T652


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1400
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.52 mm
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Miss Samantha Matthews

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6870
Treasure case number: 2011T652

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
To be known as: Tendring Distrist

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: Wednesday 12th October 2011
Updated: Monday 15th April 2013 by Emma Traherne

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